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[Bug 3914] [FT] Section 3.1.2/3.1.3 syntax

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Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 13:27:20 +0000
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------- Comment #1 from pcase@crs.loc.gov  2007-01-31 13:27 -------
The possibility of changing from &&, ||, ! was raised previously in Bug 1630.
It's resolution follows:

The Full-Text Task Force (FTTF) was advised that it could not 
change "&&", "||", "!" in XQuery and XPath Full-Text to "and", "or", "not" 
without producing conflicts with XQuery. 

At the last Face-to-Face, the FTTF decided not to change from "&&", "||", "!" 
to "ftand", "ftor", "ftnot". The majority of the FTTF prefers the symbolic 
notation. The FTTF realizes that the ampersands will need to be escaped if a 
query is placed in an URL, but considers that manageable.

I have a great deal of sympathy with changing to ftand, ftor, ftnot. I think
that the words are understandable on their face, where the symbols require
explanation. That escaping problem would be an easily available complication.

If || may have a more predictable and expected application, I think we should
reconsider the use of &&, ||, ! once more.
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